Cole Harmon is a character introduced in season five of DEXTER. He operates as the Head of Security for Jordan Chase, and is a member of the Group that kidnapped, tortured, and raped Lumen Pierce. He's responsible for the majority of the brutality done to each of the girls involved with The Barrel Girls Case.
Cole is a well-built man in his 30's, with a trim but muscular frame. He has blue eyes, short dark brown hair, and slight facial hair. He is usually seen wearing a nice dress suit with a light-colored shirt and a tie. His suit coats, while expensive, are less costly than those that his boss, Jordan Chase, wears. Even so, Cole ensures that his suit coats are kept free from wrinkles or damage by carefully folding them whenever he takes them off.
PersonalityCole has a calm, stern demeanor. He's intelligent, capable of coming up with stories on the spot to protect himself and Jordan from exposure. Due to his position, he's very defensive whenever someone approaches Jordan. He's also shown to be stealthy enough to sneak up on Dexter and take him from behind, perhaps overpowering him if Lumen hadn't intervened.
Despite his facade, Jordan is a monster inside who raped at least thirteen women. An extremely violent person, he practices bondage during sexual intercourse and uses whips to leave scars on his victims' backs. Police later found footage of the rapes that he had recorded on DVDs as trophies.
He has a strong admiration for Jordan despite the fact that Jordan views him as an inferior. When faced with death, Cole grins and, instead of revealing the names of other members in The Group, he contemptuously says, "Huey, Dewey, and Louie."
Cole grew up knowing Alex Tilden, Jordan Chase, Boyd Fowler and Dan Mendell from their time at a summer camp called Camp River Jordan. He participated with the others in the rape of Emily Birch and later had her take a photograph of all of them. During this time period, he went to Westland Prep in Hialeah.
Cole joined the Marines, but was dishonorably discharged for severely beating a superior officer after a disagreement. He was then employed by Jordan Chase and started working as his Head of Security until his death. His Marine training in combat techniques served in protecting Jordan. Through the years, Cole spent time with The Group, raping and torturing women.
On October, 20th 2007 he obtained a Lincoln 2007 Navigator (black) SUV as registered through the DMV. His address was confirmed to be 3244 Calderon Blvd. Miami, FL 33020-4812.
Boyd Fowler is revealed to be the "Finisher" (the one who actually kills the girls) and then dumps them in a swamp. Of the members of the Group, Cole is most likely the Cleanup that deals with the bodies after Boyd discards them. It is unknown where he further disposes of the bodies. There is evidence of this practice due to the fact that there were twelve total victims, yet only five were in the swamp. . Lumen Pierce was his last victim but Dexter intervened before Boyd could kill her.
Cole is first seen at the location of the dumpsite for bodies of the women he had previously raped along with Alex Tilden, Dan Mendell, Boyd Fowler and Jordan Chase. He comes in a pickup truck with four Mexican workers in the back and parks it just outside of the swampy water, exiting the truck and neatly removing his jacket to set it on the seat of the compartment. He then orders the workers to retreive the barrels for him while he waits patiently, paying off each of them after the barrels are in the truck. They all part separate ways and Cole drives back into Miami.
Unfortunately for Cole, a drunken driver rams into the side of his truck after Cole patiently takes a turn left onto a street after a stop sign. Cole apparently doesn't suffer any form of trauma or damage to his body and he retains enough focus to clean off the steering wheel quickly enough, then moving on to flee the scene of the accident. The driver of the other vehicle was too drunk to remember anything. The next day, everyone reports to the scene of the accident as the bodies of 5 women are laid out from the barrels in which they had stayed.
As everyone investigates the truck, they discover it was licensed under Jordan Chase and this begins a huge deal of research into who he is and what he's about. After a short while, Jordan Chase as well as his Chief of Security Cole Harmon both arrive at Miami Homicide to greet the team and find out exactly what is going on. Though this is most likely to stay on top of the case and attempt to clear their names. As Vince Masuka approaches Chase, Cole quickly reacts by becoming defensive but Chase tells him to stand down, that it's alright. Dexter in the meantime observes them both and greets them, taking pictures to show Lumen later on.
Cole becomes a suspect quickly, as the truck is his and he accidentally left his keys in the ignition (to which Chase takes notice and becomes frustrated with him). Cole comes up with a story that he kept a spare set of keys and that someone most likely swiped it, yet it's not concrete enough to clear him of the watchful eye of Homicide. After they finish up and give some fingerprints as well as DNA samples, both leave while Dexter is left with a way of throwing them off of Cole's tracks (that way he can catch Cole himself).
Dexter creates a plan to use Boyd as Homicide's target (which is actually accurate though they'll never find him) and plants his wallet underneath the driver's seat of the truck. Masuka discovers it and everyone focuses there attention on Boyd now which gives Cole the clear, however he's still brought in to explain things. Cole creates an elaborate cover about Boyd being a fanatic that worshiped Chase's books and that he had a few confrontations with Boyd, that easily would have allowed him to "grab the spare keys". After they're released, Chase and Cole sit in their car and Chase actually congratulates him on thinking (if not rudely) though Cole quickly tells him that he wasn't responsible for throwing them off their tracks.
Dexter later investigates Cole's house, attempting to find evidence that would connect him and Boyd. His evidence comes in the form of a picture, showing Dan Mendell and Boyd Fowler along with two other men (as well as Cole himself) 15 years before. Not soon after that he's grabbed from behind by Cole who questions who he is and what he's doing there, only to be clubbed over the head by Lumen and beaten on the ground. Dexter pulls her away so they can make an escape, both leaving the scene without being noticed.
Dexter makes his focus on Cole apparent throughout the following days, sitting in at Jordan Chase seminars while watching his schedule to find out when he can make a move. He studies Cole's stance, patrols and everything about him...even noticing during one seminar his fascination with an attractive pregnant lady that is brought onto stage. Outside of the seminar however (after Lumen informs Dexter that Cole was the one responsible for the whip marks on her back), the two confront one another (with Cole being the initiator) and Cole recollects their meeting at the police department. He informs Dexter that Mr. Chase would like to meet with him, to which Dexter reluctantly agrees and follows along while both casually keep an eye on one another (thus suggesting that Cole knew something was up with Dexter).
Cole stands in the background as Chase and Dexter talk, with the subject matter being about the Trinity Killer, Rita and even Dexter's son Harrison. After Chase dismisses Dexter, he trades a glance with Cole suggesting some possible suspicion on Dexter's part. Dexter keeps his eye on Cole for more of the seminar, noticing him flirting with some attractive young blonde.
After setting up the Kill Room for Cole, both Dexter and Lumen await patiently for Cole to arrive in his bedroom to be taken by an injection of M99. However, when a girl starts screaming through the walls Dexter assumes the worst and sneaks into the other hotel room to find Cole living out a bondage fantasy with the blonde from earlier. Dexter quickly exits the room and becomes irritated that he must move the kill up to tomorrow, planning to grab him outside another seminar (before it is too late). Lumen on the other hand goes on to relive her nightmare by covering her ears while the girl screams in the other room...Dexter stays there with her to let her rest and she finally gets sleep for once.
The next day during the seminar, Cole leaves to do his rounds while Dexter intends to go after him...however, Chase's fascination with Dexter causes a callout to him that pulls Dexter up to the stage. Unable to pursue Cole, Dexter goes on stage to be confronted with his wife's death and how he coped with it...all the while Lumen watching on from the hallways through a television what he was really experiencing during that time. While she finally decides to get moving again, she unfortunately bumps into Cole who instantly recognizes her and begins to follow her back to the hotel room. She is careful to avoid him and locks her door while peeking outside the peekhole to watch for him. However, he never shows and she assumes everything is fine to call Dexter.However at that moment, Cole busts through a connecting door and chases her into the kill room, forcing her to the ground and tries to choke the life out of her (while throwing multiple violent insults at her). Dexter intervenes just in time and puts Cole into a sleeperhold, knocking him out and readies him for the table. Dexter begins to question Cole on the identies of the other men while confirming his knowledge of Boyd Fowler and Dan the "Dentist", to which Cole smirks and brushes off in his moment of arrogance. When asked about the identities, he mumbles "Huey, Dewey and Louie", which pisses Dexter off because he is making fun of the whole situation. Dexter goes on to force him to see the women he killed (via pictures on the wall) and takes a blood sample for his collection. Afterwards, he looks to Lumen and readies the Execution phase of the Ritual...who watches on as Dexter stabs his knife directly into Cole's sternum and ends his life. After the Ritual, Dexter hands her Cole's bloodslide as a way of saying "this is your trophy, for the one who did this to you" and recalls Miguel Prado and even his father, Harry Morgan wondering if someone can finally comprehend what he is and accept it (without meeting the terrible fate both had to endure). Dexter then finishes the cleanup portion of the ritual and leaves with Cole in multiple trashbags (hidden within luggage) on his way back to being ready to drop them off into the stream. However, before he can successfully leave, Jordan Chase arrives and questions him on leaving so soon. The two share a brief moment of conversation, where Chase pretty much reduces Cole's disappearance to a "minor glitch in security" and repeats the phrase "Tick Tick Tick...that's the sound of your life running out" to Dexter, both confirming the true meaning of the phrase (apparently based on how we don't have much time to live in this world and we need to make the best of it by Taking It now) and the fact that he's involved with the Group (ontop of the fact that he wears a watch all the time). He tells Dexter to "Take It" and then makes his leave, with Dexter agreeing in his mind that he will Take It...eventually (being Jordan's life).
Cole is next seen (in trash bags) being thrown from the "Slice of Life" boat that Dexter keeps, with Lumen assisting until she gets to the final bag. She asks him if that is all she has to do, just to let it go...to which he agrees and she lets the final bag hit the water, a huge relief coming down upon her. However, little to their knowledge, Stan Liddy witnessed them dumping these bags and even took pictures as proof...but these pictures mean little to nothing to an angered Joey Quinn who is shortly losing his relationship with Debra Morgan.
Cole has recently been reinstated into the suspects list on the Barrel Girls Case, being one of at least 4 men (recorded through DNA) responsible for the rape and murder of those girls. Both Joey Quinn and Debra Morgan arrive at Jordan Chase's officers to question the whereabouts of his head of security, to which he replies that Cole needed some "vacation days" and still remarks about him as if he wasn't worth a dime in his eyes. This further proves that Cole's disappearance (and even death if he knew about it) means absolutely nothing to Chase, showing just how cold of a man he truly is.
Cole is responsible for the murder and disposal of five women. He is also responsible for multiple rape and torture of young women. He is also responsible for the whip marks. While the location of where he disposes the victims is unrevealed, it is possible that the destination is in some way related to the Jordan Chase Organization, as that would be the only way to ensure that no one would find the bodies.
Death and Killer
- 12 girls that were killed by Boyd Fowler and raped and tortured by him and other members of the group.
- Dexter Morgan - tried to strangle him, when he found him searching for clues in his house.
- Lumen Pierce - twice: first through proxy (Boyd Fowler) and then he directly tried to strangle her.
- When questioned about the identities of the other men, Cole says Hewey, Dewey, and Louie which is a reference to Disney's Donald Duck and his three nephews of the same name. When he says these names, it's simply to infuriate Dexter and not tell him the identify of the actual people.
- Chris Vance later went to portray eponymous character in the TV series "The Transporter" ( based on movie franchise in which the same role was portrayed by Jason Statham). Ironically, the character of Cole Harmon who's very similar tries to trasport the bodies in one episode and fails miserably.